Giving Back with Famoso & a Yummy 15 Minute Dinner!
After tuesday's post all about giving back over the holidays today's post seems very appropriate. This year Famoso has partnered again with Mealshare, a non profit organization providing meals to those in need. Until Dec 31, every jar of Campania sauce sold from Famoso (PS the sauce is $8 and delicious!) will give a meal to a young person in need.
Since Famoso began partnering with Mealshare in 2013, they've sold over 22,000 jars of Campania sauce, raising almost $84,000 for Mealshare. How amazing is that?! These jars of sauce are only available at this time of year and at $8 they make a great stocking stuffer or add on gift for the foodie in your life or, make a perfect addition to a little homemade gift basket like I made below! For the foodie in my life I'd pair a jar (or two!) of Campania sauce with a high quality EVOO, some yummy pasta and throw it in a cute crate (helloooo IKEA!) with a few kitchen accessories such as a wooden spoon, tea towel and little cutting board. Cutest little gift ever? I think so! haha
Anyways, today I thought I'd also share one of my favourite 15 minute meals using Campania's tasty tomato sauce as my inspiration. Especially at this time of year when our schedules are packed and the holiday overwhelm is very real, I love recipes like this that are quick and tasty!
15 Minute Garlic Shrimp and Tomato Pasta
Ingredients: Pasta of choice, 1/2 jar Campania Tomato Sauce, 12 Shrimp (thawed), 1 Shallot or 1/2 Onion, 1-2 Cloves of Garlic, Salt & Pepper, Fresh Basil & Parmesan Cheese (serves 2-3)
Start by putting a pot of water on to boil and by heating a pan with a bit of EVOO. Chop up 1-2 cloves of garlic and sautee in the olive oil. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes per side then remove and set to the side.
Once water is boiling, cook pasta. While the pasta is cooking place the chopped shallot in the frying pan that the shrimp was in and sautee for a few minutes (add extra EVOO if needed). Add 1/2 jar of Campania tomato sauce and add a few chili flakes for a bit of heat (season to taste - I like spicy so I add quite a bit) and throw in some freshly chopped basil.
Once the pasta is cooked, combine with the sauce and top with the shrimp, some fresh basil and shredded parm to finish. And there you go, a quick and delicious dinner that gives back to an amazing cause. It doesn't get better than that (in my opinion anyways!).
Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you get a chance, I highly suggest grabbing a jar (or a few!) of Campania sauce from Famoso before December 31! Happy cooking everyone!
This post was made in partnership with Famoso. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog, without them I wouldn't be able to do what I love!